NEVZA News Letter #1 2022-12

We are proud to introduce the NEVZA News Letter 2022-12, a sign of our ambition to develop volleyball in our Zonal Association. And what could be better than making it our Christmas present to all our members.

We wish all Volleyball friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Swedish and Danish triumphs in 2022 NEVZA Beach Gothenburg

The interest was overwhelming when NEVZA Beach Gothenburg was opened for registration after a three years pandemic interruption. The competition management increased the tournament from sixteen to twenty teams in order to give as many teams as possible the opportunity to compete on an international level. Teams from Denmark, England, Finland, Norway and Sweden were fighting for glory, price money and international ranking points.

Forty of Northern Europes best beach volleyball teams (20 women, 20 men) were gathered in the sand in Beach Center Gothenburg, the worlds greatest beach volleyball hall, to fight for glory, price money and international ranking points. Sweden dominated on the Womens’ side, with gold, silver and bronze, while Denmark won the Mens’ tournament before Finland and Sweden.

For the Women, the twin sisters Sanna and Tina Thurin were favourites, before teams from England and Norway. Playing at home was a possible reason that the Thurin sisters got company of several Swedish teams on the final day. The teams ranked 1-4 were only Swedish. In the quarter finals, the Norwegian pair Kaelo/Windelstad couldn’t match the winners Thurin/Thurin, while the silver medalists Malmström/Ribom eliminated the last Danish team Kramer/Bak.

On theMen’s side, the different nations’ teams were more even. The Swedish top teams, the newly composed pair Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson and Björklund/Annerstedt did not really find the winning track in thier respective semifinals. Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson were strongest in the bronze match. The Danish team Trans/Brinck made it to the final against Piippo/Topio, Finland. The danes, who eliminated the bronze medallists Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, were also strongest in the final and they could go home with the trophy and the price check of 800 Euro.

Find out about the teams on the CEV Zonal event page, NEVZA Gothenburg 2022.
Find the results live on arranging GBC homepage, or Profixio (SVBF)

Women
Final
Thurin, S/Thurin, T, SWE – Malmström/Ribom, SWE 2 – 0 (21-12, 21-16)

3/4 place
Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE 0 – 2 (8-21, 15-21)

Semifinals
Thurin, S/Thurin, T, SWE – Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE 2 – 0 (21-11, 21-11)
Malmström/Ribom, SWE – Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE 2 – 0 (21-19, 21-13)

Ranking
 1. Thurin S/Turin T, SWE
2. Malmström/Ribom, SWE
3. Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE
4. Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE
5. Kaelo/Windelstad, NOR
Lindqvist/Linderholm SWE
Kramer/Bak, DEN
Kjølberg/Varga, NOR

9. Lyø/Roed, DEN
Kirkor/Rydenberg, SWE
Sahlberg/Cavretti, SWE
Isachsen/Steinsvåg, NOR
Schade/Tyndeskov, DEN
Mäenpää/Hirvonen, FIN
Eriksson/Bergholm, SWE
Palmer/Keefe, ENG
17. Hüttenberger/Westerlund, SWE
Ropponen/Isokangas, FIN
Huatala/Mäkitalo, FIN
Berthou/Barkler, DEN

Men
Final
Trans/Brinck, DEN – Piippo/Topio, V., FIN 2 – 0 (28-26, 21-12)

3/4 place
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE 2 – 0 (21-9, 21-18)

Semifinals
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Trans/Brinck, DEN 0 – 2 (22-24, 17-21)
Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE – Piippo/Topio, V., FIN 1 – 2 (15-21, 21-18, 7-15)

Ranking
1. Trans/Brinck, DEN
2. Piippo/Topio, V., FIN
3. Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE
4. Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE
5. Andreasson/Andersson, A., SWE
Wijk Tegenrot/Tholse, SWE
Pennanen/Pennanen, FIN
Mol/Aas, NOR
9. Ruud/Pande, NOR
Møllgaard/Houmann, DEN
Solheim/Thorkildsen, NOR
Ask/Sjölund, SWE
Henriksveen/Løkken, NOR
Helland/Kronstad, NOR
Vainio/Pulkkinen, FIN
Opsahl/Gamlemoen, NOR
17. B. Tjetland/Ofstaas, NOR
Hunter/Rocha, ENG
Ruud/Pande, NOR
Cameron/Berggren, SWE

 

Facts: Nevza Beach Sweden
Dates: 4-6 November
Venue: Beach Center, Gothenburg
Address: Krutvägen 6, 415 27 Göteborg
Local organizer: Göteborg Beachvolley Club, BVC
Number of teams: 20 Women’s, 20 Men’s
Price money: 1500 EUR per gender

About GBC & Beach Center
Beach Center is the world’s biggest indoor beach volleyball arena. It is owned by Göteborg Beachvolley Club, GBC, with most registered members in Swedish Volleyball. The arena holds 16 indoor courts and 12 outdoor, plus restaurant, beach bar and gym.

About NEVZA
NEVZA (The North European Volleyball Zonal Association) is a collection organization for eight North European  volleyball federations associated with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The members are Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Within  NEVZA the federations cooperate and organize competitions for youth and senior players in the three disciplines beach volleyball, volleyball and snow volleyball, for both national and club teams.

Earlier news posts
Nevza Beach Gothenburg day 2, stream for day 3
NEVZA Beach Gothenburg, streams for day 2
Time for NEVZA Beach Gothenburg 2022, follow all matches here
Final team lists for Gothenburg NEVZA Beach 2022 revised
The tournament  with invitation was presented here.

Women
Pool A

Thurin S/Turin T, SWE – Kramer/Bak, DEN 2 – 0 (21-12. 21-5)
Eriksson/Bergholm, SWE – Hüttenberger/Westerlund, SWE 2 – 1 (19-21, 21-13, 15-10)
Thurin S/Turin T, SWE – Eriksson/Bergholm, SWE 2 – 0 (21-8, 21-8)
Kramer/Bak, DENHüttenberger/Westerlund, SWE 2 – 0 (21-19, 21-16)

Pool B
Kaelo/Windelstad, NOR – Lindqvist/Linderholm SWE 2 – 0 (21-15, 21-17)
Palmer/Keefe, ENG – Ropponen/Isokangas, FIN 2 – 0 (21-18, 21-10)
Palmer/Keefe, ENG – Kaelo/Windelstad, NOR 2 – 1 (16-21, 21-16, 16-14)
Ropponen/Isokangas, FIN – Lindqvist/Linderholm SWE 0 – 2 (15-21, 13-21)

Pool C
Kirkor/Rydenberg, SWE – Lyø/Roed, DEN 2 – 0 (21-19, 21-13)
Malmström/Ribom, SWE – Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE 2 – 0 (21-13, 21-18)
Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWELyø/Roed, DEN 2 – 1 (21-19, 16-21, 16-14)
Malmström/Ribom, SWE – Kirkor/Rydenberg, SWE 2 – 0 (25-23, 22-20)

Pool D
Isachsen/Steinsvåg, NOR – Schade/Tyndeskov, DEN 2 – 0 (21-17, 22-20)
Huatala/Mäkitalo, FIN – Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE 0 – 2 (12-21. 4-21)
Isachsen/Steinsvåg, NOR – Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE 2 – 1 (18-21, 21-15, 15-13)
Schade/Tyndeskov, DENHuatala/Mäkitalo, FIN 2 – 0 (21-0, 21-0)

Pool E
Kjølberg/Varga, NOR – Sahlberg/Cavretti, SWE 1 – 2 (15-21, 23-21, 16-18)
Mäenpää/Hirvonen, FIN – Berthou/Barkler, DEN 2 – 0 21-18, 21-14)
Sahlberg/Cavretti, SWEMäenpää/Hirvonen, FIN 2 – 0 (21-13, 21-11)
Kjølberg/Varga, NOR – Berthou/Barkler, DEN 2 – 0 (21-14, 21-7)

Finals of 16
Thurin, S/Thurin, T, SWE – Lyø/Roed, DEN 2 – 0
Kaelo/Windelstad, NOR – Kirkor/Rydenberg, SWE 2 – 0
Lindqvist/Linderholm, SWE – Sahlberg/Cavretti, SWE 2 – 0
Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE – Isachsen/Steinsvåg, NOR 2 – 1
Malmström/Ribom, SWE – Schade/Tyndeskov, DEN 2 – 1
Mäenpää/Hirvonen, FIN – Kramer/Bak, DEN 0 – 2
Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE – Eriksson/Bergholm, SWE 2 – 0
Kjølberg/Varga, NOR – Palmer/Keefe, ENG 2 – 0

Quarter finals
Thurin, S/Thurin, T, SWE – Kaelo/Windelstad, NOR 2 – 0
Lindqvist/Linderholm, SWE – Sundberg/Mierzejewska, SWE 1 – 2
Malmström/Ribom, SWE – Kramer/Bak, DEN 2 – 0
Rudberg/Jernbeck, SWE – Kjølberg/Varga, NOR 2 – 1

Men
Pool A
Løvli/Nilsen, NOR – Vainio/Pulkkinen, FIN 0 – 2 (15-21, 16-21)
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE 2 – 0 (21-18, 21-16)
Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE – Løvli/Nilsen, NOR 2 – 0 (21-15, 21-16)
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Vainio/Pulkkinen, FIN 2 – 0 (17-13)

Pool B
Piippo/Topio, V., FIN – B. Tjetland/Ofstaas, NOR 2 – 0 (21-11,21-9)
Trans/Brinck, DEN – Andreasson/Andersson, A., SWE 0 – 2 (16-21, 18-21)
Piippo/Topio, V., FIN – Andreasson/Andersson, A., SWE 0 – 2 (15-21, 15-21)
Trans/Brinck, DEN – B. Tjetland/Ofstaas, NOR 2 – 0 (21-9, 21-16)

Pool C
Møllgaard/Houmann, DEN – Ask/Sjölund, SWE 2 – 0 (21-11,21-12)
Pennanen/Pennanen, FIN – Hunter/Rocha, ENG 2 – 0 (21-15. 21-17)
Hunter/Rocha, ENG – Ask/Sjölund, SWE 1 – 2 (21-17, 14-21, 13-15)
Pennanen/Pennanen, FIN – Møllgaard/Houmann, DEN 2 – 1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-9)

Pool D
Ruud/Pande, NOR – Mol/Aas, NOR 1 – 2 (21-18,14-21, 8-15)
Henriksveen/Løkken, NOR – Wijk Tegenrot/Tholse, SWE 1 – 2 (22-20. 19-21, 11-15)
Henriksveen/Løkken, NOR – Ruud/Pande, NOR 2 – 1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-12)
Wijk Tegenrot/Tholse, SWE – Mol/Aas, NOR 2 – 0 (21-14, 21-8)

Pool E
Helland/Kronstad, NOR – Cameron/Berggren, SWE 2 – 1 (18-21, 21-9, 15-9)
Opsahl/Gamlemoen, NOR – Solheim/Thorkildsen, NOR 0 – 2 (11-21, 18-21)
Solheim/Thorkildsen, NOR – Helland/Kronstad, NOR 2 – 1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-8)
Opsahl/Gamlemoen, NOR – Cameron/Berggren, SWE 2 – 1 (21-19, 21-23, 15-9

 Finals of 16
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Ruud/Pande, NOR 2 – 0 (21-19. 21-19)
Andreasson/Andersson, A., SWE – Møllgaard/Houmann, DEN 2 – 1 (15-21, 21-15, 15-6)
Trans/Brinck, DEN – Solheim/Thorkildsen, NOR 2 – 0 (21-9, 21-8)
Ask/Sjölund, SWE – Wijk Tegenrot/Tholse, SWE 0 – 2 (15-21, 11-21)
Pennanen/Pennanen, FIN – Henriksveen/Løkken, NOR 2 – 0 (21-16, 25-23)
Helland/Kronstad, NOR – Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE 1 – 2 (21-18, 20-22, 11-15)
Mol/Aas, NOR – Vainio/Pulkkinen, FIN 2 – 0 (21-19, 21-18)
Opsahl/Gamlemoen, NOR – Piippo/Topio, V., FIN 0 – 2 (14-21, 19-21)

Quarter finals
Appelgren/Hölting Nilsson, SWE – Andreasson/Andersson, A., SWE 2 – 0 (21-14, 23-21)
Trans/Brinck, DEN – Wijk Tegenrot/Tholse, SWE 2 – 1 (21-15, 14-21, 15-12)
Pennanen/Pennanen, FIN – Björklund/Annerstedt, SWE 0 – 2 (12-21, 10-21)
Mol/Aas, NOR – Piippo/Topio, V., FIN 0 – 2 (17-21, 20-22)

NEVZA Beach Gothenburg, day 2, stream for day 3

After two days and 32 matches per gender, 2022 NEVZA Beach in Gothenburg now goes into finals’ day, with semifinals and finals. Follow all matches here.

Find out about the teams on the CEV Zonal event page, NEVZA Gothenburg 2022.
Find the results live on arranging GBC homepage.

 

 

Facts: Nevza Beach Sweden
Dates: 4-6 November
Venue: Beach Center, Gothenburg
Address: Krutvägen 6, 415 27 Göteborg
Local organizer: Göteborg Beachvolley Club, BVC
Number of teams: 16 Women’s, 16 Men’s
Price money: 1500 EUR per gender

About GBC & Beach Center
Beach Center is the world’s biggest indoor beach volleyball arena. It is owned by Göteborg Beachvolley Club, GBC, with most registered members in Swedish Volleyball. The arena holds 16 indoor courts and 12 outdoor, plus restaurant, beach bar and gym.

About NEVZA
NEVZA (The North European Volleyball Zonal Association) is a collection organization for eight North European  volleyball federations associated with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The members are Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Within  NEVZA the federations cooperate and organize competitions for youth and senior players in the three disciplines beach volleyball, volleyball and snow volleyball, for both national and club teams.

Earlier news posts
NEVZA Beach Gothenburg, streams for day 2
Time for NEVZA Beach Gothenburg 2022, follow all matches here
Final team lists for Gothenburg NEVZA Beach 2022 revised
The tournament  with invitation was presented here.

NEVZA Beach Gothenburg day 1, and streams for day 2

The first day of 2022 NEVZA Beach in Gothenburg presented numerous even and thrilling matches, with high level beach volleyball. Four teams will now leave the tournament while 16 teams advances to the single elimination phase followed by quarter finals. Follow all matches here.

Find out the match schedule on the CEV Zonal event page, NEVZA Gothenburg 2022 and arranging GBC homepage.

Centercourt

Court 2

Facts: Nevza Beach Sweden
Dates: 4-6 November
Venue: Beach Center, Gothenburg
Address: Krutvägen 6, 415 27 Göteborg
Local organizer: Göteborg Beachvolley Club, BVC
Number of teams: 16 Women’s, 16 Men’s
Price money: 1500 EUR per gender

About GBC & Beach Center
Beach Center is the world’s biggest indoor beach volleyball arena. It is owned by Göteborg Beachvolley Club, GBC, with most registered members in Swedish Volleyball. The arena holds 16 indoor courts and 12 outdoor, plus restaurant, beach bar and gym.

About NEVZA
NEVZA (The North European Volleyball Zonal Association) is a collection organization for eight North European  volleyball federations associated with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The members are Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Within  NEVZA the federations cooperate and organize competitions for youth and senior players in the three disciplines beach volleyball, volleyball and snow volleyball, for both national and club teams.

Earlier news posts
Time for NEVZA Beach Gothenburg 2022, follow all matches here
Final team lists for Gothenburg NEVZA Beach 2022 revised
The tournament  with invitation was presented here.

Time for NEVZA Beach Gothenburg 2022, follow all matches here

At Friday 4th of November, 13:00 CET, the first serves are hit in 2022 NEVZA Beach Gothenburg. The first day, matches are played on four courts. The best way to experience the matches is of course on site, but if this is not possible the organizers offer a good possibility to follow the favourite teams. All matches are streamed, see links below.

Find out the match schedule on the CEV Zonal event page, NEVZA Gothenburg 2022.

Each day is summarized here on nevza.org with updated links to the next day’s matches.

Centercourt

Court 2

Court 3

Court 4

 

Facts: Nevza Beach Sweden
Dates: 4-6 November
Venue: Beach Center, Gothenburg
Address: Krutvägen 6, 415 27 Göteborg
Local organizer: Göteborg Beachvolley Club, BVC
Number of teams: 16 Women’s, 16 Men’s
Price money: 1500 EUR per gender

About GBC & Beach Center
Beach Center is the world’s biggest indoor beach volleyball arena. It is owned by Göteborg Beachvolley Club, GBC, with most registered members in Swedish Volleyball. The arena holds 16 indoor courts and 12 outdoor, plus restaurant, beach bar and gym.

About NEVZA
NEVZA (The North European Volleyball Zonal Association) is a collection organization for eight North European  volleyball federations associated with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The members are Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Within  NEVZA the federations cooperate and organize competitions for youth and senior players in the three disciplines beach volleyball, volleyball and snow volleyball, for both national and club teams.

Earlier news posts
Final team lists for Gothenburg NEVZA Beach 2022 revised
The tournament  with invitation was presented here.

Sweden boys and Finland girls claims victory in NEVZA U19 Championships

Teams from seven NEVZA countries gathered in Rovaniemi, Finland for the second time in a row to play NEVZA U19 tournament. Finland´s girls defended their title from last year, while Sweden won last years winner Denmark in 5 set final. Denmark also got silver in girls and Sweden bronze in girls. Boys bronze went to Norway. All matches were streamed to ArVoTV.

On October 27th teams from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland and England arrived to Rovaniemi, the arctic capital, for three days of competiton. Santasport was the center of the tournament, with accommodation and meals and main court being in there. Two other sports hall, Keltakangas and Ounasrinne were also used.


Girls’s: The Finnish Champions and the All Star Team

In the girls’ competition pool play, host Finland won their group while Norway finished second and Iceland was third. In the other pool Denmark won by winning all 3 matches. Sweden was second, Faroe Islands third, while England finished fourth. By winning the group Finland and Denmark got straight to the semifinals. England went to play places 5-7 against losers of the quarter finals. In the quarter finals Sweden won against Iceland and Norway beat Faroe Islands in very close match. In the end Iceland was fifth, Faroe Islands sixth and England seventh. In the semifinals, played on Sunday morning, we saw two tight games. Sweden won first set against Finland, but Finland gathered themselves together and won 3-1. In the other semifinal Norway forced Denmark to play full 5 sets. The last set ended 15-6 to Denmark. In the bronze medal match, Sweden won against Norway. In the final Finland won Denmark 3-0 and celebrated their second championship gold medal in a row.

 
Boy’s: The Swedish Champions and the All Star Team

In the boy’s competition pool play, Denmark and Sweden won their groups while others needed to play for spots in semifinals. Norway ended second in Pool A and Faroe Islands were third. Host nation Finland was second in Pool B and England was third. In the quarter finals, both Norway and Finland won thier own games 3-0 and advanced to the semifinals. Norway won against England and Finland won Faroe Islands. In the 5-6 places game Faroe Islands won England 3-1. In the semifinals Sweden won Norway 3-0 and Denmark won Finland 3-0, making final and bronze medal game teams clear. Both bronze medal game and final were tight games. Norway won Finland 3-2 to win bronze, leaving host nation out of podium. In the final, Sweden presented a comeback winning the game 3-2 after losing first two sets.

Games were streamed on ArVoTV with help from Magnus Gripenhammar, who handled Santasport’s streaming and Arctic Connect, local broadcast company, who provided the platform.

Medal matches and ranking, for all pole results see below.
Girls
Gold medal match: Finland – Denmark 3 – 0 (25–21, 25–21, 25–19)
Bronze medal match: Sweden – Norway 3 – 1 (25–19, 28–26, 23–25, 25–17)

Ranking

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Norway
  5. Iceland
  6. Faroe Islands
  7. England

All Star Team Girls
Setter: Caroline Krogh, DEN
Opposite: Neea-Maria Joki, FIN
Outside hitters: Iida Pöllänen, FIN; Emilia Saxne, SWE
Middle blockers: Miia-Maria Mäkikyrö, FIN; Anna Arnholdsdóttir, FAR
Libero: Veera Help, FIN
Most valuable players: Mia Bradbury, ENG; Johanna Christiandóttir, FAR; Caroline Krogh, DEN; Emmy Gustavsson, SWE; Veera Help, FIN; Jona Arnarsdóttir, ISL; Julia Tønnoy, NOR

Boys
Gold medal match: Denmark – Sweden 2–3(25–22, 25–21, 26–28, 20–25, 15–17)
Bronze medal match: Finland – Norway 1 – 3 2–3(20–25, 16–25, 25–16, 25–19, 9–15)
5th/6th place match: Faroe Islands – England 3–1 (25–23, 25–18, 20–25, 25–14)

Ranking

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Norway
  4. Finland
  5. Faroe Islands
  6. England

All Star Team Boys
Setter: Isak Joelsson, SWE
Opposite:Simon Ulrenholt, DEN
Outside hitters: Sebastian Martinez, SWE; Marius Hansen, DEN
Middle blockers: Carl Larsson, SWE; Johannes Fagervold, NOR
Libero:Emil Olsen, NOR
Most Valuable Player: Nathan Hall, ENG; Mattias Isaksen, FAR; Simon Ulrenholt, DEN; Isak Joelsson, SWE; Aleksi Hänninen, FIN; Even Stray Aas, NOR;

A great thanks to the Finnish Volleyball Federation and Arctic Volleyball for an excellent organisation. The participants enjoyed the hospitality and look forward to return next year.


NEVZA U19 referees lined up

For further information and more pictures, visit the Facebook page.

Pool results
Girls
Pool A

Norway – Iceland 3 – 0 (25–22, 25–17, 25–23)
Iceland – Finland 0 – 3 (16–25, 19–25, 21–25)
Finland – Norway 3 – 1 (27–14, 25–12, 23–25, 25–18)

Pool B
Denmark – Faroe Islands 3 – 1 (23–25, 25–17, 25–18, 25–16)
Sweden – England 3 – 0 (25–15, 25–17, 25–9)
England – Faroe Islands 0 – 3 (15–25, 19–25, 23–25)
Sweden – Denmark 1 – 3 (15–25, 17–25, 28–26, 17–25)
Sweden – Faroe Islands 3 – 0 (25–11, 25–20, 25–12)
Denmark – England 3 – 0 (25–7, 25–20, 25–22)

Quarter finals
Iceland – Sweden 0 – 3 (15–25, 17–25, 20–25)
Norway – Faroe Island 3 – 1 (24–26, 25–11, 25–23, 25–20)

Rank 5-7
England – Iceland 2 – 3 (12–25, 16–25, 25–20, 26–24, 7–15)
England – Faroe Islands 0 –3 (15–25, 7–25, 20–25)
Iceland – Faroe Islands 3 – 1 (19–25, 25–18, 25–14, 27–25)

Semifinals
Finland – Sweden 3 – 1 (20–25, 25–22, 25–14, 25–21)
Denmark – Norway 3 – 2 (25–14, 25–22, 18–25, 22–25, 15–6)

Boys
Pool 1
Denmark – Sweden 3 – 2 (21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 15-7)
Iceland – Sweden 0 – 3 (11-25, 6-25, 24-26)
Denmark – Iceland 3 – 0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-8)

Pool 2
Norway – England 3 – 0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-9)
Faroe Islands – England 3 – 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-19)
Norway – Faroe Islands 3 – 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19)

Quarter finals
Sweden – England 3 – 0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-16)
Faroe Islands – Iceland 3 – 0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-16)

Semifinals
Denmark – Faroe Islands 3 – 1 (25-10, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19)
Norway – Sweden 0 – 3 (23-25, 20-25, 22-25)

Earlier posts 2022 NEVZA U19 Championships
Volleyball U19 Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland

Click here to read about last year’s tournament.

NEVZA Club Championships is coming back!

After a negative trend and complete closure during the pandemic, the NEVZA General Assembly in Katowice 2021 decided to make an effort to create a new, more attractive concept for the NCC Club Championships. The new concept was presented to the Finnish federation and local organizer VaLePa who agreed to stage NCC for Men in Tampere. Today, the Swedish federation together with local organizer Engelholm got all pieces together and declared that they will arrange NCC for Women in Ängelholm this season.

NCC, NEVZA Club Championships is open for the top teams from each NEVZA member. It’s a three-day tournament with a modified pool play followed by placement matches. With 15,000 EUR price money, it is expected to become an important possibility for the teams to gain international experience and a step towards CEV Cups.

Competition dates
Men:
Tampere, FIN, January 6th-8th, 2023
Women: Ängelholm, SWE, February 10th-12th, 2023

This post will be updated with more details on registering, tournament information, etc, the coming weeks.

Volleyball U19 Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland

Just as with the U17 tournament in Denmark, last year the U19 NEVZA Championships returned after a two years’ break due to the pandemic. This year, six boys’ and seven girls’ teams are welcomed to “Santa Claus hometown” in Rovaniemi, Finland from October 28th to the 30th. All matches will be streamed live.

Teams are coming from Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Iceland (girls only), Norway and Sweden to compete with the host teams of Finland for the honour and medals. The pandemic restrictions hit the NEVZA countries very hard, not allowing any exchange between the countries. Last year was an impressing startup, but the level of the games is expected to be even higher this year, when the teams have had full freedom to practice and play.

The tournament start with pool play during Friday, first matches already 09:15 Finnish time (08:15 CET). It is played in three halls, Santasport, the main arena, Keltokangas and Ounasrinne.

All matches will be streamed at ArVo TV for 2.90€.  Läs mer här.

Complete match schedule and other information here.

The organizer update regularly on the tournaments’s official Facebook page.

 

Final team lists for Gothenburg NEVZA Beach 2022 revised

The number of teams registered to participate in this year’s second NEVZA Beach Volleyball tournament was overwhelming. 26 Women’s and 29 Men’s teams were competing for the 16 Main Draw spots for each gender. When the confirmed list of teams in the Main Draw was released last Thursday, it was clear that only one Danish team and three Swedish wildcard teams were in the Main Draw with zero FIVB ranking points. In an attempt to try and compensate for the number of teams registered in the event, the organizers have sent a new application asking CEV and FIVB to increase the number of teams in the Main Draw. This application has been approved and the new confirmed list of teams in the Main Draw is now published.

The first weekend in November, with Halloween and All Saint’s Day, is traditionally a huge beach volleyball happening in Gothenburg. Sweden’s largest volleyball club, with the world’s largest indoor hall, organizes Halloween Cup. Fortunately for NEVZA (Northern Europe Volleyball Zonal Association) and its top national beach volleyball players, they are able to make room for the traditional NEVZA Beach Sweden Tournament from the 4th – 6th November.

The number of treams registered for the event resulted in the need to investigate the possibility of increasing the number of participating teams in the Main Draw to 24 for each gender. After several deliberations and attempts  to implement this change, it unfortunately turned out not being possible due to organizational and logistical challenges. There was a decision made, by NEVZA and the organizers, to not stop with this result and to try and find other options to enable more teams to participate in the Main Draw. Together, these 2 organizations, continued to work hard at finding a solution. Their efforts have paid off. An application for a modified event with 20 teams in the Main Draw followed by single elimination was submitted to CEV and FIVB for approval. This format is not defined by CEV’s and FIVB’s regulations and does not exist as a template in the VIS program. However, all of the organizations involved have looked positively upon this application and have made the necessary adjustments in order to approve the application.

What has been approved is an agreement to keep the confirrme list of teams that was published on Friday 21 October. The Main Draw will be supplemented by the first four (4) teams on the Reserve List for men and the first two (2) teams fior women. The final two (2) teams for women will be drawn from the list of teams with zero (0) FIVB ranking points (DEN, FIN, NOR, SWE) that have been ranked as the 1st seeded team by their respective National Federation. The final and updated confirmed list of teams is now available on the CEV website. NEVZA wishes to thank the organizers for their endeavors at finding a solution that gives so many teams a chance to compete internationally.

Gothenburg can look forward to top performances during the NEVZA Beach 2022 indoor tournament on 4th – 6th November 2022. 20 Men’s and 20 Women’s teams from Denmark, England, Finland, Norway and host country Sweden will fight for the 1 500 € prize money (per gender).

All matches will be streamed live. Links to the match schedule and live streaming will be published on nevza.org during next week.

 

Facts: Nevza Beach Sweden
Dates: 4-6 November
Venue: Beach Center, Gothenburg
Address: Krutvägen 6, 415 27 Göteborg
Local organizer: Göteborg Beachvolley Club, BVC
Number of teams: 16 Women’s, 16 Men’s
Price money: 1500 EUR per gender

Entry list and results NEVZA GBG 2022

About GBC & Beach Center
Beach Center is the world’s biggest indoor beach volleyball arena. It is owned by Göteborg Beachvolley Club, GBC, with most registered members in Swedish Volleyball. The arena holds 16 indoor courts and 12 outdoor, plus restaurant, beach bar and gym.

About NEVZA
NEVZA (The North European Volleyball Zonal Association) is a collection organization for eight North European  volleyball federations associated with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The members are Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Within  NEVZA the federations cooperate and organize competitions for youth and senior players in the three disciplines beach volleyball, volleyball and snow volleyball, for both national and club teams.

Earlier news posts
The tournament  with invitation was presented here.

 

Denmark defend Boy’s title, Sweden back claiming Gold and Silver in 2022 NEVZA U17 Championships

England and Sweden joined the four nations of last year when the 2022 NEVZA U17 Championship was staged in Ikast, Denmark. The boys and girls didn’t make their supporters disappointed, it was a high level on every match and some surprising results. Denmark’s boys defended their title, while the Swedish girls took over the throne from Iceland. Sweden (gold and silver), Denmark (one gold), Norway (silver, bronze) and Iceland (one bronze) shared the podium. All matches in the tournament were streamed by the NEVZA Streaming and Homepage Development group. In parallel with the tournamet was also the CEV DataVolley workshop, with participants from 15 countries around Europe.

On October 16th, the girls and boys from Denmark, England, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden gathered at the ISI sport centre for three days of competition. With all the facilities for food and lodging, a short walk to training and competition halls, and the special Danish “hygge” (conviviality), it gives the players and leaders best possible conditions.

 

Girls’s: The Swedish Champions and the All Star Team

In the girls’ competition pool play, host Denmark was unlucky to see strong teams from Sweden and Norway. Norway won both their game and advanced directly to semifinal the following day. In the other pool, England back again after the pandemic, won with after a thight game against the Faroe Island. Iceland lost straight set against England but came back with a victory against Faroe Island. Quarter finals were played between the second and third teams of the pools. Both teams ending second, Sweden and Iceland won their matches. Sweden and Norway showed their capacity in their respective semifinal, with 3-0 victories leading to the final. Norway stood up well, but Sweden was a stronger team and won the trophy in their comeback to the NEVZA U17 Championships.

  

Boy’s: The Danish Champions and the All Star Team

The Danish boys were more succesful in the pool play and they only lost one set, with Sweden second before Iceland. In the other pool, Norway was even more dominant, winning before Faroe Islands and England. Sweden and Faroe Islands won their quarter finals. Sweden was succesful in their semifinal against Norway and made it to the final. Faroe Island had a tougher opponent, defending host Denmark. Faroe Islands lost won one set but Denmark showed a stability and strong attacks leading to a clear victory.The final between Denmark and Sweden became a nail biter, with two very strong teams that didn’t give away anything for free. After loosing 25-27 in the first set, Denmark came back strong and won the next, 25-10 and the third with 25-18. At that point it looked like everything should be over soon. But Sweden came back, shocking the Danes with a 25-19 win and the match to a tie. It was a spectacular fifth set, where Denmark came back after a strong start from Sweden. Unfortunately for the match and specially for the player, Axel Enlund in Sweden sprained his thumb at 13-12. After the break, Denmark came out stronger and took the decisive balls for a new triumph.

All the matches were streamed on nevza.org and YouTube. For the finals, the spectator figures raised to over 500 in the arena and 800 behind the screens.

Medal matches and ranking, for all pole results see below.
Girls
Gold medal match: Sweden – Norway 3 – 0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-16)
Bronze medal match: England– Iceland 0 – 3 (11-25, 17-25, 22-25)
5th/6th place match: Denmark – Faroe Islands 2 -3 (23-25, 33-31, 18-25, 26-24, 12-15)

Ranking

  1. Sweden
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. England
  5. Faroe Islands
  6. Denmark

All Star Team Girls
Setter: Tóta Búadóttir, FAR
Opposite: Selma Tryggestad Hodnes, NOR
Outside hitters: Lejla Sara Hadziredzepovic, ISL and Emilia Saxne, SWE
Middle blockers: Marie Sonne Kristensen, DEN and Selma Vassdal, NOR
Libero: Helena Einarsdóttir, ISL
Most Valuable Player: Lejla Sara Hadziredzepovic, ISL

Boys
Gold medal match: Denmark – Sweden 3 – 2 (25-27, 25-10, , 25-18, 19-25, 16-14)
Bronze medal match: Faroe Islands – Norway 1 – 3 (, ,23-25 , 27-25, 19-25)
5th/6th place match: England – Iceland 3 – 0 (25- 21, 26-24, 25-19)

Ranking

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Norway
  4. Faroe Islands
  5. England
  6. Iceland

All Star Team Boys

Setter: Anton Spile Hansen, DEN
Opposite: Alex Enlund, SWE
Outside hitters: Andreas Sejer Kofod Brinck, DEN and Elmer Andersson, SWE
Middle blockers: Henrik Kaldheim, NOR and Tóki Í Haraldstovu, FAR
Libero: Ted Zethson, SWE
Most Valuable Player: Andreas Sejer Kofod Brinck, DEN

A great thanks to the Danish Volleyball Federation for an excellent organisation, led by the Sebastian Mikelsons and Henrik Petersen. All participants look forward to come back next year.

Referees during NEVZA U17 Championships had to work hard.

 

NEVZA Small-scale Streaming and homepage development in action. Hans Simonsen, FAR, Magnus Gripenhammar, SWE, Hanna Arve-Talvitie, FIN, Lennart Neovius, NEVZA

CEV DataVolley workshop with participants from 15 European countries.

For further information and more pictures, visit the Facebook page.

Pool results
Girls
Pool A
Iceland – England 0 – 3 (23-25, 13-25, 28-30)
Faroe Islands – England 2 – 3 (23-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-20, 11-15)
Iceland – Faroe Islands 3 – 0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-20)

Pool B
Denmark – Sweden 2 – 3 (22-25, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, 5-15)
Norway – Sweden 3 – 1 (25-20, 25-21, 25-27, 25-23)
Denmark – Norway 0 – 3 (18-25, 22-25, 13-25)

Quarter finals
Iceland – Denmark 3 – 2 (25-22, 27-25, 23-25, 25-27, 15-10)
Sweden – Faroe Islands 3 – 0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-15)

Semifinals
England – Sweden 0 – 3 (17-25, 7-25, 19-25)
Norway – Iceland 3 – 1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-17, 25-23)

Boys
Pool C
Denmark – Sweden 3 – 2 (21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-23, 15-7)
Iceland – Sweden 0 – 3 (11-25, 6-25, 24-26)
Denmark – Iceland 3 – 0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-8)

Pool D
Norway – England 3 – 0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-9)
Faroe Islands – England 3 – 0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-19)
Norway – Faroe Islands 3 – 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-19)

Quarter finals
Sweden – England 3 – 0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-16)
Faroe Islands – Iceland 3 – 0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-16)

Semifinals
Denmark – Faroe Islands 3 – 1 (25-10, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19)
Norway – Sweden 0 – 3 (23-25, 20-25, 22-25)

Earlier posts 2022 NEVZA U17 Championships
Volleyball U17 Championships in Ikast, Denmark
Volleyball U17 Championships 2022, day 1
Volleyball U17 Championships 2022, day 2

Click here to read about last year’s tournament.